Telegram is accused of letting users create large groups where secretly films, stolen or leaked images and videos of women are distributed. Women from more than 20 countries seem to have fallen victim to such groups, where their nude photos are circulated. These groups seem to involve thousands of Telegram users, who have access to intimate photos and videos.
Based on reports, the administrators of the Telegram group ask the other members to provide intimate images or videos of their ex-partners to publish them within the groups. The administrators do not reveal the identity of the senders, resulting in them receiving dozens of nude and illegal photos and videos.
According to the victims, which are mainly women, these nude photos are used by other users who create fake social media profiles. Alongside the intimate images, personal information such as victims’ home addresses and phone numbers are also posted within these groups.